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The Selling Power of Personalization

September 15, 2017
Homebuyer browsing design options at Richmond American's Home Gallery

Finding a resale home that checks all the boxes on your clients’ wish list? Good luck! Finding a floor plan that clients can personalize with their choice of cabinets, countertops, flooring and more?  Good business. If you’re looking for ways to wow your clients and earn their repeat business and referrals, it’s time to make the Richmond American Home Gallery™ a part of your sales strategy. What’s the Home Gallery™? It’s a boutique-style design center that’s unlike others in the homebuilding industry. There, buyers who…

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Generating Leads from Large Local Employers

September 6, 2017
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Are you seeing a lot of interest from relocation buyers? It may be worthwhile to find out what’s bringing them to town. If it’s a large employer in your area, you may have an untapped lead source right under your nose! Once you’ve identified a demand for housing near a particular business, there are a variety of ways you can try to reach out to your audience and generate leads: Facebook ads targeted toward the company’s employees Connecting with the company’s recruitment/relocation team Advertising in…

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How to Write Better House Listings

April 6, 2017
Peridot model home in Laveen, Arizona

The photography’s on point. The asking price is right. All you need now is a killer property description. Boost your house listings from good to great with the following tips! Be selective. Your description doesn’t have to encompass everything and the kitchen sink (though, if it’s a farmhouse sink, definitely mention that!). Focus on what’s most important and leave the rest for a phone call or scheduled showing. Before you even start writing, make a list of the home’s most powerful selling points. What sets…

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4 Things Realtors® Should Pin (Beyond MLS Listings)

December 27, 2016
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Pinterest may seem like low-hanging fruit in your social media marketing plan. It’s photography-driven, text-minimal, evergreen, appealing to a major homebuying demographic, great for driving website traffic, easy to use and—best of all—free, except for the time you invest in it and any money you spend boosting pins. Using Pinterest to its best advantage, however, means more than just posting your MLS listings. To gain followers and increase your reach on Pinterest, consider sharing a mix of useful content that interests potential home buyers, home…

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What Your Client’s New-home Warranty Can Do for You

October 25, 2016
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A new-home warranty offers obvious advantages for your clients—and some not-so-obvious opportunities for you! If you’re used to selling resale, you’ve seen that once your clients have the keys, they’re generally stuck with the bill if they have a home problem four or six months down the road. With a new home and all-new appliances, not only are buyers less likely to have a problem in the first place, but they also enjoy the peace of mind a home warranty and manufacturers’ warranties afford. Here…

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Headshot “How to” for Realtors®

September 27, 2016
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Whether you’re a new real estate agent ready to sit for your first professional headshot or a seasoned veteran who just needs an update, here are a few do’s and don’ts to consider before getting in front of the lens.   DO Hire a professional photographer. Your marketing materials are worth the investment. Listen to your photographer and follow his/her directions. Look at the camera. Eye contact is engaging and builds trust. Relax and act natural. Stiff poses and overly bright smiles make you less…

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How to Help Military Homebuyers

June 8, 2016
Military family on porch

Buying a home presents a few extra challenges for active-duty servicemen and women, but it also offers some unique advantages—the opportunity to build equity while using a tax-free Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), for example. Armed with a little information, your military client’s experience doesn’t have to be much different from the average homebuyer’s.   Here’s what you can do to help: Find out how far from base your clients would like to live. For some military families, the distance from base isn’t just a…

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Meet the Multigenerational Robert Floor Plan

March 15, 2016
Robert floorplan

Available at premier communities in the Phoenix, Tucson and Orlando areas, the Robert floor plan offers approximately 4,000 square feet of luxurious living, all on one floor. This design is so popular, we’ve modeled it at four Phoenix-area communities. The Robert is one of our Modern Living collection, a line of floor plans designed for multigenerational households—or for any homebuyer in need of separate, independent living quarters within a single-family home. Depending on where your clients build, the Robert’s guest suite (including a private entry, living…

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